Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$ 104.3 $ 149

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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Reviews (471)

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 471 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (300)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (416)
  • Attractive (389)
  • Durable  (360)
  • Comfortable  (345)
  • Good strap length (323)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (77)
  • Heavy / bulky  (33)
  • Too small (31)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Office (369)
  • Commuting (334)
  • Computer (328)
  • Airplane travel  (305)
  • School (141)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (322), Practical (275), Modern (168), Comfort-oriented (163), Stylish (145)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (381), Yes (66)

Reviewed by 471 customers

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4.0

Easy to carry and easy to clean

By Ron Burgundy

From San Diego

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • School

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    Very practical bag to carry around school and business items. I noticed a few spots from pets drool (hehe) and totally easy to clean. Lots of compliments from friends.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag at any price and the best fo Timbuk2

    By Traveler

    From NYC, NY

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Strap Length
    • great organizer
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Office
      • Traveling

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      I use this as an very day briefcase for my laptop. I have been using going on trips and going to work for almost two years. I am always on the look out for a better bag. I own three Tumi brief cases, and I still use this command bag every day. It is the most organized and well thought out bag I own. It has three pockets that can be accessed without opening the bag. One is perfect for computer cables and chargers. One is perfect for you phone and headphones. The other pocket I use to stash metal objects before I go through a metal detector. All the pockets are quickly accessed. Inside are places for business card, pens, water bottles, and papers. There is also a well padded pocket for a laptop and tablet.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Durable, professional chic, and comfortable.

      By Janice

      From Los Angeles, CA

      About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • A bit harder to open
      • Laptop compartment best for thinner laptops

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      I do love this messenger bag and have been using it as a work bag for several months. I commute via train to work, and the bag is very comfortable to wear and walk with. The material is high quality and durable, and I don't foresee it wearing down anytime soon. The design is timeless, professional, and the colors are tasteful. I also love the various options of large/small/hidden compartments.

      Overall, it is the perfect bag for my daily work commute. Just 3 things I wish could be improved upon in future versions:

      1. The cup holder sleeve is on the small side, so something like a tall 32oz. Hydroflask mug probably wouldn't fit.

      2. The hooks that close the main/large compartment are not easy to open. For example, it's almost impossible to open the main compartment when you're on the go and have only one hand available (I guess most people would opt to use the velcro instead if it becomes a big enough issue).

      3. This is nitpicky and I understand it would compromise the "sleekness" of the bag, but the outer laptop compartment only works well for thinner laptops. I have a Lenovo that's on the bulky side, and am having to "inch" it in as it barely fits. When I'm feeling lazy, I'll just slip my laptop more easily into the main/large compartment, but it is not padded in there.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very professional/practical bag

      By Young Professional

      From Louisiana

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        I bought this bag for my boyfriend who is in school for therapy. He uses this bag for school and for commuting to clinicals with clients. We really liked that the bag had a lot of space for his laptop, books and paperwork, while still having a lower profile than the classic messenger bag he used before. It has plenty of organizational pockets for those loose items, chargers, notepads, and etc.

        The carbon/molasses color is a bit more grey in person than online, but turns out to be really nice, especially the accent colors. Definitely a great upgrade for the professional world, while being versatile for travel and personal use.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        1 year later, big disappointment

        By Matt the commuter

        From Chicago, IL

        About Me: Career, Modern

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Ruins clothing
        • Strap slips off

        Best Uses

        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        At first, I was really excited to use this bag. I thought it had everything that I needed including a water bottle holder, laptop compartment, and many pockets. Unfortunately, what I discovered is that the material of the bag is a little bit rough and over time, it will destroy your clothes by rubbing against it. The right side of my best is worn, my right pockets and belt loop are frayed, etc. On top of that, the strap is relatively slippery so that I have to constantly readjust the bag on my shoulder to keep it from slipping right off. This is a nice looking bag, and it's somewhat functional, but it's cost me a lot in ruined clothing, and isn't particularly comfortable. Skip this one.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this Bag!

        By Jarrod

        From Houston

        About Me: Career, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            You have done such a fantastic job designing this bag. I feel like you accessed my exact needs and made this bag for me and me alone. Please keep up the good work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            My first replacement for first Timbuk2 Messenger Bag f

            By Anselm, Run and Gun Realtor

            From Los Angeles

            About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 
            • Subtle and Professional

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            This is my first replacement for my Timbuk2 bag that I purchased in NYC 25 years ago. That bag is still kicking but not really for public facing experiences and is now a beach, wet bag. All of the connectors and straps still work on that bag. Recently, I had been using a single strap back-pack made by case-logic. It works well for a quick jaunt between car and office, but for travel through an airport, etc., it constantly falls off of the shoulder and won't sit well on top of a roller suitcase. After scrutinizing the Timbuk2 website, there's a lot to choose from and it's a little daunting, I chose the Command Messenger Bag. I'm very happy with my choice. Same rugged construction as my original bag, but with more storage compartments, especially for computer and iPad, related cables, et al. I made a comment above that the bag could use more compartment storage, but really a request for more small hide-away pockets for smaller cables and electronic accessories. The storage is largely adequate and this is only a minor complaint. I carry a 13" Mac Book Air, and 12.9" iPad Pro. I'm a real estate agent and am constantly in the field so I need a bag with the right balance of style, ruggedness against wear, professional looking but not pretentious looking. This bag hits all of the marks. The build quality is outstanding. The shoulder strap is very comfortable; I'm 6'2" and over 215 pounds and the soft strap coverage works well for longer wear and is highly adjustable for load variation and adjusting for saving the shoulders. The back zipper for removal of computer in security is outstanding (I store computer and iPad in that compartment--btw--the iPad dedicated pocket is not large enough for this size iPad). I highly recommend you watch the product video to better understand the storage systems in this bag. I think it would work really well for bike commuters as well. I do very little of that now, but the bag sits well on the back like my old one did.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Comfortable, durable, easy to use

            By Taguba

            From California

            About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Office

              Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

              I use this for commuting by bike as well as a handy carry-on. I suppose some people might want a roomier bag but not me -- gets too heavy and bulky.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great bag for a great price.

              By Drew

              From Star City, AR

              About Me: Career, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 

                Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

                I travel a lot for my job, and the command messenger makes airport security checks a breeze.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Love my Command Messenger Bag

                By Michael

                From Denver, CO

                About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • Good Strap Length
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • Office

                  Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

                  Finally had to replace my old Timbuk2 bag.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Organization

                  External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

                  Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

                  Fit

                  Coordinating Strap Pad included

                  Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

                  Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

                  Clever Extras

                  Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

                  Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

                  Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  What's this all about?

                  Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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